Is Your Family a ‘Christian Family’?

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By Rev Fr William Goh

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By Rev Fr William Goh
Set of 7 cds

Talk 1: The State of the Family Today vs The Design of God for Humanity
The family today is beset with challenges that have affected both society and culture. The identity and institution of the family are undermined by contemporary values that question the fundamental meaning of marriage and family life. Unless we know the truth and the value of marriage and the family, society will fall apart since the family constitutes the basic foundation of society. It is thus necessary to rediscover the plan of God for marriage and the family in the context of revelation.

Talk 2: The Christian Family Exists for the Service of Communion and the Service of Life
The mission and role of the family flow from its identity as a communion of life and love. Every family which is given life by love is called to be at the service of love in a community of persons, between husband and wife, parents and children, siblings and relatives. The service to love is complemented by the service to life, which takes the form of the transmission of love and the education of persons especially on the essential values of human life and dignity.

Talk 3: The Christian Family Exists for the Service of Communion
The mission and role of the family flow from its identity as a communion of life and love. Every family which is given life by love is called to be at the service of love in a community of persons, between husband and wife, parents and children, siblings and relatives.

Talk 4: The Christian Family Exists for the Service of Life
The service to love is complemented by the service to life, which takes the form of the transmission of love and the education of persons especially on the essential values of human life and dignity. The integral purpose of marriage, namely, companionship and procreation must be reaffirmed against a contraceptive mentality and a culture of death.

Talk 5: The Christian Family Exists for the Service of Formation And Education
Participation in God’s creative activity entails the duty of forming our children in the essential values of human life. The family is the first and vital cell of society; the first school where personal and social values and virtues are cultivated. Families are also called to place themselves at the service of society whether in social, economic or political activities.

Talk 6: The Christian Family at the Service of the Mission of the Church
This mission can only be exercised if the Christian family is connected and rooted in the life of the Church. Only when grafted onto the Church, can the family become a miniature church of God, receiving love and life from Christ and his Church so that it can fulfill its role of being a believing and evangelising community.

Talk 7: Pastoral Care of the Family
Recognizing the importance of the family and the challenges it faces, the Church exists to support the Christian family in every stage of life, before and after marriage. Whilst seeking all ways to protect the family, the Church is also painfully aware of the difficult circumstances facing families e.g. separation, divorce, mixed marriages, raising up children, abandonment, loneliness, death, etc. In reaching out to such families, she models herself after Jesus the Good Shepherd